I had a pair of binoculars with digital camera before, not this brand of course, and I found them very lacking. I ended up giving them to a friend of mine who goes to the mountains a lot. He likes them but I found the camera on them just too low resolution for my tastes. These new ones from Barska feature an 9mp camera built-into them, and I think that should work well. They also have a flip out 1.5” LCD and a 4X digital zoom. Price is $199.99 and they seem fairly decent.
Barska optics, a world leading manufacturer of sport optics has newly designed a binocular with an intergraded digital camera called the Point N’ View binoculars. This futuristic integration allows the enhancement of one’s view and to capture that moment in time. Capable of capturing images and video the Point N’ View binocular cameras are the ideal binoculars for sporting events, bird watching, hiking, camping, and a great tech gadget for surveillance professionals.
Barska’s new Point N’ View 8x32mm binoculars with 8.0 mega pixel digital camera are capable of capturing high quality images and video clips. Pictures and video can be played back on the flip-up 1.5” LCD color display. Model AH11410 features 8x fixed optical magnification with an up-to 4x digital zoom to achieve a maximum overall magnification of 32X. The 8x32mm roof prism optical design allows for comfortable magnified observation for long periods of time without strain on one’s eyes. The binoculars multi-coated lenses enhance the image quality when viewing distant objects for a more vivid and sharp 3-D image.
The powerful 8x32mm roof prism binoculars allow one to view objects at a distance 8x’s closer then can be viewed with the naked eye. With a minimum close focus distance of five meters one can focus until infinity. The intergraded digital binocular camera features a CMOS image sensor for optimized 8 mega pixel images (3264 x 2448 maximum image size). With a quick change of setting one can take AVI standard format video of maximum 640×480 size, time limit of video depends on SD storage card. All images and video are stored on a removable SD card (not included) up-to 16-gig capacity compatible. This binocular camera is USB adaptable to connect to a PC or Mac as a USB mass storage device to access media files.
Barska has also developed a smaller compact model of Point N’ View digital binoculars with an intergraded camera (Model AB10184). The 8x22mm VGA features a simple point and shot design. The 8x22mm compact binoculars capture VGA (640×480) digital images and AVI format video clips. With an internal mass storage device one can store up-to 16 megabits of data, which can be accessed via USB connection to a PC. Accessories include USB cable, photo manipulation software and carrying case.